French police evacuated 18 people from a clothes store in a shopping precinct just outside Paris that was held up by robbers on Monday, July 13, police sources said.

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French media earlier reported that armed robbers were holding the people hostage at the store.

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The police could not confirm whether the robbers were armed or whether the people had been held hostage, although there was no indication it was a terrorist act. It was not immediately clear where the robbers were.

The incident took place in Villeneuve-la-Garenne, in the Hauts-de-Seine region to the northwest of the French capital.